Macau’s area increases 0.7 percent in 2010 to 29.7 square kilometres

17 May 2011

Macau, China, 17 May – Macau’s area increased by 0.7 percent in 2010 o 29.7 square kilometres and its population density remained at 18,000 people per square kilometre, which is one of the highest in the world, according to Macau’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

DSEC also said that at the end of 2010 Macau had a total of 413.4 kilometres of roads and road traffic density totalled 476 per kilometre.

The overall quality of piped water and the water treatment plants in Macau as assessed by the laboratory of the Institute for Civil and Municipal Affairs was in line with adopted standards, water salinity was low and water quality analyses of 10 of the territory’s public swimming pools found that 83% to 100% were approved.

In 2010 waste treatment company, Companhia de Sistemas de Resíduos (CSR) collected 165,000 tons of domestic waste and 89,000 tons of solid commercial and industrial waste, representing increases of 3.2 percent and 2.0 percent against 2009, respectively, and liquid waste treated at Macau’s water treatment plants totalled 188,000 cubic metres, or 3.4 percent more than in 2009. (macauhub)